Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband (aka UC2b), a collaborative effort between the University of Illinois and the cites of Urbana & Champaign, have made their proposal public and invite feedback. Originally, this proposal was to be made public by August 5, 2009, but has only just today been released. The proposal is for American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds, to lay the foundation for a longer term project of connecting every home, business, school, library, church and public building within Champaign & Urbana to a high-speed, fiber-optic network.


You can access the documents relating to this proposal here: https://wiki.cites.uiuc.edu/wiki/x/Vhk3Ag


This federal proposal will be submitted Friday August 14th. Interested individuals and organizations in Champaign and Urbana are invited to read and submit feedback as soon as possible to:

Fred Halenar
Information Technologies Director
City of Champaign
102 N. Neil Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820
fred.halenar@ci.champaign.il.us
Phone: (217) 403-8970
Fax: (217) 403-8993